Overlord: Minions (2009)

by Nish
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Overlord: Minions – A Minions’-Eye View of the Overlord Universe

Released in 2009, Overlord: Minions is a puzzle-action game developed by Climax Studios and published by Codemasters for the Nintendo DS. A spin-off of the Overlord series, Minions puts players in control of four elite minions – Giblet, Blaze, Stench, and Zap – as they assist the minion master Gnarl in carrying out the Overlord’s dastardly plans.


Overlord: Minions is played from a top-down perspective, with players using the Nintendo DS stylus to control the four minions. Each minion has unique abilities that can be used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. For example, Giblet can dig through dirt, Blaze can breathe fire, Stench can create a toxic cloud, and Zap can generate electricity.

Players must use the minions’ abilities in combination to overcome obstacles and progress through the game’s levels. For example, they may need to use Giblet to dig a hole under a wall, then use Blaze to burn down a wooden door, and finally use Stench to poison a group of enemies.

The game features a variety of puzzles, from simple ones that can be solved in a few seconds to complex ones that may require multiple steps to complete. In addition to puzzles, the game also features a number of action sequences, in which players must use the minions to defeat enemies in real-time combat.


The story of Overlord: Minions takes place between the events of Overlord and Overlord II. The Overlord has been defeated, and the minions are scattered. Gnarl, the minion master, gathers together a team of four elite minions – Giblet, Blaze, Stench, and Zap – and sets out to find the Overlord and restore him to power.

The minions’ journey takes them through a variety of locations, including forests, dungeons, and castles. Along the way, they must battle enemies, solve puzzles, and overcome obstacles. They also encounter a number of characters, including the Kindred, a cult dedicated to resurrecting the mighty Dragon Kin, a race of humanoid dragon hybrids.


Overlord: Minions received positive reviews from critics, with many praising the game’s puzzles, humor, and minion-centric gameplay. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide.


Overlord: Minions is a well-crafted puzzle-action game that offers a unique and humorous take on the Overlord universe. The game’s challenging puzzles, charming characters, and accessible gameplay make it a great choice for fans of the series and newcomers alike.

Additional Details

  • Developer: Climax Studios
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Genre: Puzzle-action
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Tips for Playing Overlord: Minions

  • Use the minions’ abilities in combination. Each minion has unique abilities that can be used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Be sure to experiment with different combinations of abilities to find the most effective way to overcome each challenge.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. There is more than one way to solve most puzzles in Overlord: Minions. Don’t be afraid to try different things until you find a solution that works for you.
  • Be patient. Some of the puzzles in Overlord: Minions can be challenging. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t solve a puzzle right away. Take your time and experiment with different solutions until you find one that works.
  • Have fun! Overlord: Minions is a humorous game with a lot of charm. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the game’s story, characters, and puzzles.

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